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The End of the Earth... and Loving it

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)


We also have a minimum 3 night stay to the property

This amazing and private property is nestled snuggly on the most Northern tip of Cape Breton Island. Relax on the deck with one of the books from the private library as you listen to the whales playing in the Atlantic, or travel the short distance to the wharf for fresh seafood and take in some of the local entertainment: you, too, will want to dance a jig to the fiddler's tune.

This well loved and immaculately kept home makes a perfect artist's retreat, or family get getaway, or impossibly romantic honeymoon: it has something for everyone. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit after a fantastic hike or share a glass of wine on the balcony off the master bedroom.

Owned by a local, fifth generation fisherman with his wife and daughters who want to share the joy (and maybe a moose or two) with you and your loved ones. Enjoy an authentic Cape Breton retreat now: the friendliest people, the most splendid panoramic view, and the harmony of nature are waiting for you.

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Darrell Williams
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Darrell Williams

We are Cape Bretoners, a fisherman and an English professor, who cherish our first home but presently live across the country with our two daughters.

Darrell Williams purchased this house in 2000

Why Darrell Williams chose Nova Scotia

We simply want to share our family home with those whom will also love it and allow people to experience a special area with rich heritage which is too often missed in trips around the Cabot Trail.

What makes this house unique

It is the only place one can fully relax, without distractions. It encompasses the best of everything: 129 acres of fields and mountains and ocean view. Its pristine, natural setting is a rare commodity and inevitably brings peace and enjoyment.


Victoria, Subd. A House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fire Pit, Library


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

The End of the Earth... and Loving it
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

first days of lobster season visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "The End of the Earth." We happened to visit on the first days of lobster season, so we got to see all the lobster boats out in the water every morning. Then when the fishermen came in, we bought lobster at the wharf! Such delicious fun. The house had everything you could want or need in a house. We cooked most of our meals at home, and enjoyed them on the porch. The howling winds at night were thrilling, and unlike anything I've ever heard anywhere else. There was a problem with the hot water when we arrived, but the owner got it fixed, and was on top of it already when we arrived--no small feat when considering that everyone was out on the water whenever they could be setting and emptying lobster traps! We visited Cape Breton Highlands National Park several times, and went on wonderful hikes-- obviously including the Skyline Trail. We also enjoyed the nearby towns quite a lot. If anything, I think we only wished our visit was longer so we could relax in this wonderful home for a few more days.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lie in bed and watch the sun rise over the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The north of Cape Breton is wild and gorgeous. The house is built on a hill with views over the ocean and Cape St. Lawrence. Great spot for Celtic Colours.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view

  • 4 of 5

A peaceful place with a wonderful view, I would have been happy to live on the deck with my book the whole time, if the weather had permitted. Beds are comfortable. We are both readers, and wish there were reading lights both in the living room and the bedrooms, both are lacking, I would suggest you bring a book light of your own. Being there in Sept, it was a drive to restaurants, kitchen good for cooking your own, as suggested stop at larger centres to get most of your groceries before coming that far north, the only fresh fish available was mackerel. There was a problem with mice in the kitchen, which we contacted the owner about, he assured us that he is on top of the issue, and it will be dealt with.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really impressive at the end of the earth

  • 5 of 5

The house and the whole region was so amazing. It was everything in the house what you need. Very nice view over the atlantic ocean.

Sometimes there is a little bit traffic, because it is the only road to Meat Cove.

Thank you very much for this nice house and the the nice talk to the father of the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean house in gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is great. You are close to Meat Cove, great hiking trails (Wilkie Sugar Loaf, Tenerife), and it is a neat spot to stop while driving the Cabot Trail but wanting to explore less-travelled locations. Arriving in Capstick was lovely -- it is postcard charming with its few houses along the coastline and a small beach surrounded by cliffs. We had a perfectly relaxing time.

My husband and I stayed here for one night. We will certainly look to rent this property again and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we dreamed of

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing, the property inviting, clean and comfortable. It was just like 'home' the moment we walked in! Everything we hoped for and more . . . whale watching, swimming at their private beach, sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean and enjoying a campfire; we couldn't have asked for more. We would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nearest Barpub
37 Kilometres
Coastal Waters, Ingonish
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
North Sydney
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
Cape Breton Highlands Links
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cabot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre
Nearest Ski
51 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Capstick Beach
Car: necessary

Access to many private hiking trails directly from the property, whale watching, hiking tours, berry picking, bird watching


Rates & Availability

Victoria, Subd. A House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 18 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For stays less than 1 week we charge a $50 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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